Our spies have sent us a fresh batch of images with the highly anticipated second generation Audi R8.

Our spies have sent us a fresh batch of images with the highly anticipated second generation Audi R8.

The prototype was caught testing on the Nürburgring where Audi is celebrating last weekend's triumph at the 24-hour endurance race through a big R8 logo painted on the grass as a reference to its LMS ultra winning car. The car spotted was heavily disguised but our spies managed to grab a picture of the (unfinished) left door panel which looks considerably different compared to the outgoing model and it seems to boast a vertical air vent.

Set to come out sometime next year, the second-gen Audi R8 will continue with the usual naturally aspirated 4.2 V8 and 5.2 V10 engines but these will probably come with a minor power hike. The vehicle is expected to shave off around 130 lbs (59 kg) and will make use of a 12.3-inch digital customizable instrument cluster sourced from the 2014 TT.

It will retain the quattro all-wheel drive system and later during its lifetime will be offered with a smaller turbocharged engine working as the other motors with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.

Chances are Audi will decide to finally shows the revamped R8 before the end of the year, with sales likely to commence at the beginning of 2015.

2015 Audi R8 spied with the door open